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Fifty years ago, in March of 1963, The Beatles released their first album entitled Please Please Me. While the music partly based on British folk and popular forms—including skiffle and music-hall styles—American rock ’n’ roll was by far their dominant resource. The album quickly dominated the British charts and led the group to a path of superstardom that changed the world forever.

To celebrate the release on this monumental album, Oxford Bibliographies has released an extensive bibliography on The Beatles with chapters on the early years of in Liverpool and Hamburg, Beatlemania, individual studies of John, Paul, George, and Ringo. In addition to the new bibliography article, Oxford Music Online has a comprehensive collection of articles on the fab four, with articles on each Beatles album. Each article talks about the history of the album, its creation and the impact it made on the music world. To celebrate Beatlemania, it’s now time for a quiz…

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  1. Kristian Kardén

    One of the questions needs a correction: “Yellow Submarine” is definitely not on the “Sgt. Pepper” album, but on “Revolver.” Please check.

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